vnc server problem

Frank Cox theatre at
Mon Jan 19 03:47:49 UTC 2009

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:42:18 -0500
Mail Lists wrote:

>    I administer several 'family' computers using vnc server running on
> the root display (n.b. on root display)

Don't do that.

Running routinely as root is a very bad idea as you are basically
short-circuiting a lot of the security architecture that makes Linux a safe
and secure operating system.

Use a regular user login and su or sudo as needed to do administration tasks.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~

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